What better name for a sweet dog than Sugar! Approximately one year old, Sugar is a Boxer mix. And an unusual Boxer at that, since she has a full tail! Sugar was a stray who arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 30th. She was very underweight and was somewhat food aggressive when she first arrived. But after realizing that she would get fed regularly, she did just fine. Of greater concern was finding a rescue for her in light of her being heartworm positive.
On July 9th, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, asked if we could provide an assistance offer to cover Sugar’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take her. We did, and two days later Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Sugar! She had her heartworm treatment done on July 23rd.
Susan told us this about her photo shoot with Sugar: “She’s a goofy, fun girl! Not only does she have curb appeal with her two-tone jacket, toned body and wiggly movements, but she is equally awesome in the personality bracket. Sugar was very, very poised during our photo shoot, but towards the end, she was on her back looking for belly rubs, draping herself in my lap and just grinning from ear to ear! Sugar clearly prefers to interact and get attention from people rather than other dogs, but she is good and respectful around other dogs and nicely hangs with them. The staff and volunteers were smitten by Sugar from day one!” To view more photos of Sugar, click here.
RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for Sugar, which totaled $276.
UPDATE! Sugar has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Sugar have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Sugar:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Peggy Marshall; Valerie Kennelley, in honor of Pookie; Elizabeth Lavoie; Jennifer Siegert
Added on August 10, 2014.